Category Archives: Editor’s Favorites

Banning AR-15s Means Banning All Rifles

It’s been about 2 weeks since the heinous mass murder at the school in Parkland, Florida.  It’s about an hour away from where I live and only a few minutes from where my son played hockey 2 years ago. I’m … Continue reading

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“Howard (Farran) Speaks” Podcast with Yours Truly

About 6 weeks ago, I Skyped with Dr. Howard Farran to be interviewed for his “Howard Speaks” podcast series.  It was published today (see below).  We talked about a variety of topics from website marketing to “organized” dentistry to advice … Continue reading

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Do You Have the Balls to Be Great?

This is another quick and dirty post inspired by a discussion in a Facebook group.  The group is based on the idea of having a FFS (fee for service) practice by design.  One member was concerned about the FFS business … Continue reading

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Slam-Dunk Anesthesia for Lower Molars!

And, painless, too!  Promise! I’ve learned a lot of tricks over the years, and the internet has been my go-to source.  For at least 20 years, I’ve been an active participant in online forums.  The ability to access the minds … Continue reading

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“But, I don’t have insurance.”

Today a 20 year-old came in as a new patient (husband and 8 month old baby in tow).  She found me via my website and also cited my “good reviews.”  Her chief complaint was a broken down tooth with a … Continue reading

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Surviving is a Science

With today’s bad news coming at the speed of internet, we hear a lot more about tragic accidents, acts of violence, and natural disasters.  While it may seem that these incidents are increasing in frequency (due to increased media coverage), … Continue reading

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Which Gun Should I Get?

Choosing A Self-defense Gun I get emails and private messages on Facebook nearly every week asking, “Which gun should I get?”  So, this is a blog article that’s been in progress for quite a while.  I finally got around to … Continue reading

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Why I “Need” an AR-15

Hoplophobes, due to willful ignorance and fueled by recent emotionally-wrenching news, can do little more than regurgitate what’s been fed to them by the media and politicians.  Rather than looking into the real cause of violence, they reflexively ask, “Why … Continue reading

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Pulling Fellow Dentists Out From Under the Bus

This week’s schedule was literally cleared for my dad’s long overdue full mouth reconstruction.  I’ll eventually post a case presentation, as it’s a “doozie!”  I spent four full days treating only my dad.  But, I did squeeze in some emergencies … Continue reading

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Confidence. Swagger. Success!

No doubt confidence breeds trust.  Those who are confident usually go further in life.  Things go their way.  They make things happen. Dentists, as a group, seem to lack confidence.  It’s not true of every dentist, of course.  However, it’s … Continue reading

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